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peermusic is a global independent music publisher with 36 offices in 28 countries around the world (covering all 6 major continents). We have a rich and diverse musical heritage dating back to our inception in the USA in 1927. The international catalogue includes: Buddy Holly, Donovan, The Carter Family, Hoagy Carmichael and David Foster, along with extensive Country classics and Latin standards. We were also the first company to publish songs by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones and The Pretty Things.
In 1932, peermusic UK was set up and run by local entrepreneur Tom H. Ward who, with his son Tom F. Ward, went on to establish peermusic offices around Europe with the London office based originally in Denmark Street (the legendary ‘Tin Pan Alley’).
The UK roster includes a combination of talented established and emerging songwriters, such as: Steve Mac (Westlife, Susan Boyle, The Wanted, The Saturdays), Adam Argyle (Newton Faulkner, Olly Murs, Melanie C), Dee Adam (Newton Faulkner, Loick Essien, Diana Vickers, Tiffany page) and other illustrious writers like Brendan Graham, Rob Davis and Ray St John. Our current artist roster consists of Newton Faulkner, Melanie C, Cradle of Filth, Madness and Ziggy Marley to name but a few.
A cornerstone of our business is to develop and support promising new songwriters and artists. We are proud that Newton Faulkner and Adam Argyle (pop songwriter/producer) are recent examples of our success.
Other prominent members of the UK roster include: Craig Leon (classical), FM (rock), Jeff Christie (pop), Adrian Munsey (classical), John Carter (pop) and TasteXperience (dance) giving us a truly diverse catalogue.
In addition, we represent a large catalogue of master recordings via our US-based affiliate, Peer Southern Productions Inc., as well as through acquisitions and agreements in the UK with companies like Sunny Records, Donovan Discs and our own label ‘Spark Records’, which was established in the ’60s.
A & C Black Publishers Limited operates as a subsidiary of Bloomsbury Publishing plc.
ABRSM is the UK’s largest music education body, one of its largest music publishers and the world’s leading provider of music exams, offering assessments to more than 630,000 candidates in 93 countries every year.
ABRSM’s mission is to inspire achievement in music. In partnership with the Royal Schools of Music, we support high-quality music-making and learning around the world. We offer pathways and resources for learners and teachers that help build musical skills, provide goals and encourage progress.
CAA is a publishing company that produces resources in both Welsh and English for most subjects and all Key Stages. Our useful and attractive textbooks, multimedia packs and digital materials will capture the imagination whilst helping to raise literacy and numeracy standards amongst pupils of all ages.
As part of Aberystwyth University, CAA remains at the forefront of developments in education and has access to the expertise and subject specialisations within the School.
Carthage Music is a boutique music publishing company that was founded in 2003 by a small partnership comprising the producer and writer Joe Boyd and his long-time colleagues Guy Morris and Catherine Steinmann.
Chelsea Music Publishing is a bijoux indie publishing company that is owned by Eddie Levy who previously was a partner in Heath Levy Music and a director of ATV music who owned the Beatles catalogue. Chelsea Music was formed in the 70's, represented Curiosity Killed the Cat and went on to administer many catalogues and songwriters.
Cote Basque is the record and publishing company set up by the members of '60s British R&B band The Pretty Things.
They hold the rights to a number of band's albums as well as representing other artists, including blues/folk duo The Malchicks and theatrical rocker Arthur Brown.
Since its foundation in 1993 Cutting Edge Group (CEG) has been responding to and driving change in the music industry and beyond. CEG defines new models through which investors in and users of music may create incremental value for shareholders and stakeholders.
CEG has a proven track record in satisfying the creative and commercial needs of its clients across many industries. Successes range from delivering the soundtracks to Oscar ™ winning movies, creating music for CLIO winning ads and releasing best-selling albums.
Our dedication to putting the fun back into the experience of producing, performing in and watching musical productions has been rewarded by overwhelming feedback from teachers, parents and children. ‘Refreshing’, ‘witty’, ‘modern’, ‘cool’, ‘wicked’, ‘hilarious’, ‘timeless’, and ‘genius’ are genuine descriptions taken from the hundreds of letters and emails we continue to receive from teachers, children and parents.
We are confident we have a catalogue of titles that will cater for any production requirements you have. From rehearsals to curtain-up you’ll find the whole experience a lot of fun, and your audience and children will love it!
dition HH is the brainchild of composer-turned-publisher Per Hartmann. Since its inception in 1996, Edition HH has taken a boldly eclectic approach to repertoire, building up a list that embraces the byways of the Baroque as well as the cutting edge of contemporary music. Seventeenth-century consort music by Simon Ives or the keyboard works of John Dowland sit happily side by side with pieces by a select list of present-day composers.
This approach has been underpinned by a unique combination of scholarly awareness and forward-looking acumen. In exploring neglected areas of ancient music, Edition HH enjoys the editorial services of such prominent early music specialists as Christopher Hogwood and Michael Talbot, while the founder's own appreciation of the contemporary music scene ensures that the voices of Luna Alcalay, Nirmali Fenn, Nicolas Gilbert, Stephen Pratt and Ming Wang, among others, are being heard by an increasingly receptive public worldwide.
In between the early and the modern, the HH catalogue finds room for unusual strands within the output of the classical masters and their less well-known contemporaries, as well as intriguing period arrangements of otherwise familiar works. So the list of Haydn's operas and the symphonies of Pleyel continues to grow, while Mozart, Messager and Debussy appear in surprising yet completely authentic guise.
We offer an unrivalled selection of wind music online, with well over 55,000 titles listed, most of which are in stock and ready for immediate despatch.
We also stock a large range of theory and aural resources and specialist books.
Faber Music Ltd was founded in 1965, as a sister company to the distinguished book publisher Faber and Faber. Seeking a publisher that would offer the highest score production standards and tailored services to promote and disseminate his works, it was Benjamin Britten who triggered the venture. The principles on which it was founded have been the company’s hallmark ever since. Shortly after its birth, The Times newspaper called Faber Music “the new champion of quality in music publishing”. Fifty years on, the company is now one of the leading independent British publishers of classical, contemporary, media, and printed pop and educational music, enjoying a reputation as one of the most influential publishers of serious contemporary classical music in the world.
Besides repertory works by Vaughan Williams, Arnold, Holst and Britten, Faber Music’s performance catalogue features one of the most distinguished lists of internationally recognised house composers, including George Benjamin, Thomas Adès, Oliver Knussen, Jonathan Harvey and, most recently, Anders Hillborg. The company’s established British core (Colin and David Matthews, Julian Anderson, Nicholas Maw, Tansy Davies) is complemented by a strong Australian connection, (Peter Sculthorpe, Carl Vine and Matthew Hindson), and a growing catalogue of young talent (Francisco Coll, Martin Suckling and Tom Coult).
Faber Music also handles Carl Davis’s renowned scores for great films of the silent era (including Napoleon, The General and the Chaplin Mutuals), Lloyd Webber’s Cats, the concert works of Paul McCartney, Howard Goodall and Jonny Greenwood, and the classical/electronic composer Anna Meredith.
The company’s substantial media division represents outstanding internationally established composers of music for film and television, including Howard Goodall (Vicar of Dibley, Mr Bean), Jonny Greenwood (There will be blood) and Carl Davis (Pride & Prejudice, Cranford). Through its subsidiary Rights Worldwide Ltd it offers a specialist service of copyright administration to media composers and production companies. Award-winning composers include Stephen Warbeck (Shakespeare in Love), Jeremy Sams (Enduring Love), Simon Rogers (Hustle) and Dan Jones (Any Human Heart).
At the core of Faber Music’s print catalogue are tutors, repertoire and educational publications by world-renowned figures in their respective fields, including Fanny Waterman, Paul Harris and Pam Wedgwood. Most recent is the launch of the Lang Lang Piano Academy, a learning method created by one of the most influential pianists the world has ever seen.
Following an exclusive European print licence deal with Warner Chappell in 2005, the catalogue now encompasses some of the most famous names in popular 20th-century music: Gershwin, Porter, Berlin, an array of Broadway and West End musicals and some of the biggest names in contemporary pop and rock, including Radiohead, Elbow and Muse. As the exclusive agent for the Warner Chappell rental catalogue outside North America, Faber Music handles a vast array of musicals (including Bugsy Malone), operas, operettas and popular concert works (including Gershwin, Bax, Coates and Loewe).
The company operates from two sites: publishing, marketing, digital, promotion, copyright, media and administration functions are based in London, while sales, customer service, accounts, IT, hire and distribution functions operate from our state-of-the-art distribution centre in Harlow, Essex. Our distribution strategy is to handle a small number of high profile, complementary catalogues, a critical factor in achieving first-rate delivery and customer service performance standards.
Faber Music’s philosophy is to identify and support outstanding composing and other creative musical ability wherever it is to be found, and to provide supreme service for all of its partners and customers by nurturing a close working relationship with each. The company continues to build up and promote its music copyrights internationally, and is proud to provide distribution and administration facilities of unrivalled excellence.
he Fairwood Music Group is an established and respected independent music publisher. Formed in London in 1987, over the years we have represented such iconic artists and writers as David Bowie, U2, Cat Stevens, LA Reid, Average White Band, Bob Marley, Sandy Denny and J.J. Cale amongst many others.
Fairwood’s network of global offices and trusted sub-publishers provide reliable administration, royalty collection and business affairs around the world. Close links are also maintained with the music community and local collection societies, and queries are always answered quickly and efficiently. In addition through strong relationships with our creative partners Fairwood pro-actively seeks out multi-media synchronization opportunities for our clients along with co-writing and writer camp projects to ensure a real 360 partnership.
Floris publish books in two main areas: non-fiction for adults, and books for children. Within our non-fiction list, we focus on quality books which look at the world a little differently. Our books cover all aspects of holistic and alternative living, including Steiner-Waldorf education, biodynamics and organics, holistic health, philosophy of the natural world, mind body spirit, parenting and child health, philosophy of human life and religion & spirituality.
We're also the largest children's book publisher in Scotland. We publish board and picture books for 0-7 year olds, including international stories in translation and nostalgic classics from illustrators such as Elsa Beskow, as well as the Picture Kelpies range of Scottish picture books; story books and anthologies for 6-10 year olds; and the Kelpies, a much-loved range of Scottish children's fiction for 1-15 year olds. We also publish a wide range of craft and activity books suitable for children and adults of all ages.
Still owned and managed by the same family since being established in 1857 Forsyth fills its 15,000sq ft (1,500sq m) building in central Manchester with musical merchandise and restoration facilities.
We have extensive Sales Departments for Sheet Music, Classical & Jazz recordings, Acoustic Pianos, Digital Pianos, Guitars, Orchestral Instruments and all Accessories. We will often take instruments in part exchange - just let us know what you have. We also have piano and instrument repair services with our own tuners, technicians and luthiers.
For schools, teachers and professional musicians we offer full account facilities.
Forton Music is dedicated to publishing music written and arranged for woodwind and brass instruments. From piccolo to contra-bass clarinet, soprano saxophone to contra-bassoon, we offer a range of instrument specific music arranged and composed by wind players for wind ensembles of all sizes. Our music is played by ensembles worldwide. We have been composing and arranging for twenty years, and our music is extremely well suited to the instruments involved. As wind players ourselves we understand the particular idiosyncrasies of the family, particularly some of the rarer extreme members. However, we do appreciate the rarity of such instruments and offer a range of music for ensembles of all sizes.
Goodmusic is owned and run by Elizabeth and David Good who started the business in 1974 retailing printed music and books on music. In 1995 we started also publishing music and have grown steadily ever since, taking over the business of Roberton Publications in August 2003. In August 2012 our general retail sales were transferred to Forwoods Music so that we could concentrate solely on our publishing side. We now only sell our own titles – from Goodmusic Publishing, Roberton Publications & Leslie Music Supply. We operate by mail order and do not have a shop or showroom.
Gottalife Productions was founded by husband and wife team, James and Sally-Ann Wright in 2001.
James is an accomplished musician/songwriter who has been writing music for children and adults alike since 1992.
Sally-Ann has been music co-ordinator within local schools where she has been teaching since 1990 and is currently a headteacher..
During this period they have become increasingly involved in writing quality children's songs and productions. Due to the enthusiastic response and the increasing demand to supply other schools and organisations Gottalife Productions was established.
The company was launched in September 2001 with a musical called "Christmas Around The World". 14 musicals, 11 songbooks and over 200 songs later, Gottalife Productions has grown in popularity. Thousands of schools throughout the UK have successfully performed their musicals and songs.
At Gresham, we have been helping customers to produce high quality books for over twenty years. Our reputation has been built on our customers’ trust and an absolute satisfaction with the final product. What makes a Gresham Book stand out is that it is completely bespoke to your specification. We listen to your requirements and work with you to take the strain out of the publishing process. You will gain a final product which is totally suited to your requirements and that will be a lasting legacy for your school or organisation.
Hal Leonard MGB publishes and distributes over 550,000 products, with hundreds of sheet music publications and related products released each year.
odder Education are one of the largest school publishers in the UK, trusted to help teachers teach and students learn through our wide range of high quality resources, and training events. We support the curriculum in almost every subject area and at every level, selling to over 140 countries worldwide.
Hodder Education publishes one of the largest vocational lists in the UK, as well as textbooks and professional resources.
Imagem Music stands alone as a truly independent global publisher, where quality trumps quantity.
Since 2008 our philosophy of making a difference has clearly struck a chord within the music community. We are a place where creativity meets proactivity. We balance scale and resource with a personal approach to each and every song, with each and every client. We are not a music company by numbers.
Our family of writers are the best of the best and we continue to grow with a service first mantra. Our songs span generations and include gems from legends Rodgers & Hammerstein, Sammy Cahn, Irving Berlin, Pink Floyd and Genesis, through to contemporary hits from Mark Ronson, Daft Punk, Professor Green, Kaiser Chiefs and Temples.
Imagem Music is uniquely positioned with a breadth of expertise across classical, pop, rock and theatrical, working in tandem with their award winning and class leading creative services team.
Impulse Music Consultants LLP provide a variety of services to composers and other publishers. These include promotion through the Impulse Classical Music website and sales through tutti.co.uk where titles are available on mail order or as digital downloads. Impulse Edition prints and publishes under ISMN 708008 with editions both in stock and printed on demand. We also facilitate requests for recordings, applied music and synchronizations.
Josef Weinberger founded his publishing business in Vienna in 1885. Through an association with Johann Strauss II, he began licensing performances of Strauss' operettas. Licensing stage works has been a vital part of our work ever since and the principal Viennese operetta composers are represented in our catalogue: Strauss, Millöcker, Zeller, Kálmán, Oscar Straus, Stolz and Fall. We have administered the copyrights of Franz Lehár for many years for Lehár's own company, Glocken Verlag.
We have expanded into several other musical genres over the years: contemporary classical, light orchestral, educational, brass and military band, and religious. Our associated production music library, JW Media Music Ltd, is a leader in its field, while our sister companies in Vienna and Frankfurt have developed repertoire for their own respective markets.
Today, our theatre catalogue spans the century, from Viennese operettas to British musicals of the 1990s. It spans the globe too, through our representation for the UK and other European territories of the prestigious Broadway show catalogues of Music Theatre International. 1998 saw another development, our expansion into the arena of the play with the acquisition of rights in the stage works of the Hungarian playwright Ferenc Molnár.
The Kassner group has a heritage of over 65 years and represents one of the great independent catalogues of popular music that includes Rock Around the Clock, You Really Got Me and All Day and All of the Night, tracks widely acknowledged to have changed the face of popular music with their release. The total number of owned or administered copyrights currently exceeds 70,000 and we are actively looking for new songs and writers to represent. We maintain a modern and well-run operation with an international network of affiliates and sub-publishers, providing outstanding personal service to all our clients. Above all, we are committed to the creative process, understanding and protecting the value of music in a rapidly evolving global environment.
Kevin Mayhew Publishers was founded in 1976 with the express intention of serving the entire Christian community. The company made its name initially as a publisher of hymn books, though the catalogue quickly grew to embrace choral, organ and worship music. In time, a book department was established to provide liturgical resources, material for children’s ministry, theological and devotional books.
Greeting cards, gifts and educational resources are also now offered in addition to a complete catalogue of church supplies that encompasses furniture, clerical wear, candles and much more. The music catalogue embraces all major instruments and the record label produces quality CD recordings of organ, choral and classical music, with many recordings made in our state-of-the-art studio.
The company holds a unique position in that its products are owned and trusted in equal measure by members of all Christian denominations. Whilst we continue to strive and pray for unity within the Church, we believe that it is possible to serve the whole Church of God - indeed many of our products enjoy broad appeal across the many streams.
Since 2001, Manners McDade Management & Agency has represented some of the finest composers working in film, television, games and advertising and we now work with a number of agencies in Europe, Asia, and the US to ensure our clients have representation in international markets.
Manners McDade Music Publishing Limited is a UK music publisher established in 2006. Our catalogue includes the work of top film and TV composers as well as a select roster of European composers, many of whom come from a classical background.
We offer a first class service from registration to international collection of royalties from our network of sub-publishers that covers all major territories and we specialise in the synchronisation and exploitation of our catalogue.
Our success is founded on providing our clients and customers with the highest standards of professionalism, honesty in all our relationships, and an unparalleled attention to detail.
Minds On Fire is a publishing company tailored to the electronic music artist. We get your songs into the system, connect you to your royalties, and unlock the value in your music.
Alan Pring is an experienced musician and educator who has been directing ensembles for over 35 years. All the pieces have been well tried and tested with many being played across Europe in various music festivals and concerts.
The Creative division of Music Sales has international offices dedicated to promoting media use of the compositions in which Music Sales has commercial interests, from the works of contracted composers to wholly-owned song catalogues. Music Sales Creative maximises the value of all of its music assets by promoting their use in advertising, movies, TV and radio broadcasting.
Out of the Ark Music was born out of a passionate belief that children deserve the very best.
Good songs leave a lasting impression and contain huge potential to make a difference to our lives. The importance of music and the arts cannot be emphasised enough and, though often overlooked, they are a vital part of our children's education.
Our goal is...
To enhance and expand children's enjoyment of music and the world around them by producing songs that are thought provoking, relevant and most of all great fun to sing.
To produce top quality materials to give today's children music which excites them and to which they can readily relate.
To teach about music using traditional methods i.e. by providing strong melodies, interesting song structures and clever rhymes and combining these with modern musical arrangements.
To preserve the best of our musical and literary heritage whilst embracing modern styles and instrumentation.
To write good positive songs that re-enforce self-worth and significance and that are appropriate to children’s experience.
To convey truth and teach about Christian values and faith.
To make all our resources completely teacher-friendly and to support our customers through excellent customer service.
At Pantomime Songs Limited, we can help you to build tempo and magic into any show, with great, original songs for any occasion. Our songs are perfect for pantomimes, of course, but they also work well elsewhere, for example school plays and variety shows. Our catalogue is constantly expanding: we aim to provide songs for for all principal roles and chorus needs.
Sometimes we go outside the boundaries of pantomime and some of our songs explore very different ideas. We employ all types of music, some of it providing exciting dancing: rumba, tango, bossa nova, cakewalks and waltzes as well as rock ‘n’ roll, rap and full-on show tunes. We have jazz, blues and reggae; enchanting 5:4 rhythms and marches.
Pantomime Songs Limited is a result of the work of over twenty people, led by Richard Lamming. Richard has been creating and writing songs for shows for many years. By offering songs to complement your score, Richard and his colleagues can support your creative team.
Whether you need a song for a full-scale professional production, traditional family pantomime, adult panto, a local theatre show, a school play production, or a village hall extravaganza, we can provide suggestions and help to make the event magical and memorable. We have an extensive catalogue of songs to choose from and it is growing all the time. We can modify any of our lyrics or music for you, to fit any character – pantomime or otherwise. Or perhaps your show would benefit from having a specially composed song.
Paul Rodriguez Music formed in 1974, after Paul Rodriguez left Intersong Music in order to set up his own company. Paul Rodriguez was a natural musician himself, playing at various times trumpet, saxophone and bass guitar. He and long-term friend, Bob Solly, formed the backbone of the rhythm and blues band, The Manish Boys, whose lead singer was the then little known but highly talented David Jones aka David Bowie. Paul went on to work at Pye Records, Phillips/Flamingo and then Intersong Music (subsequently bought by Chappells, now Warner Chappell), before striking out on his own.
In its early years, the company grew through the acquisition of various jazz (Humphrey Lyttleton, Chris Barber, Kenny Ball) and reggae (Yabby U, Jackie Mittoo, Errol Dunkley) catalogues, followed by the catalogues of the various contributing members of the renaissance collective, the Consort of Musicke, most notably Anthony Rooley.
The early nineties brought with it harder dance music. Paul, always a lover of all things fringe, leapt to sign up the leaders of the emerging drum and bass, hardcore and hard dance scenes, Hixxy, Dougal, Billy Daniel Bunter, Force and (Darren) Styles, Mark Breeze, Twisted Individual, Zen, the vast majority of whom are still active and still represented by us today.
The early noughties brought charting successes as dance acts such as Ultrabeat, Kelly Llorenna, and Flip & Fill mined the ‘90s hardcore song repertoire and made them over into commercial pop/dance hits. Meanwhile, the drum and bass catalogues of Twisted Individual, Zen, and later signings Generation Dub (now better known separately as Original Sin and Sub Zero), Taxman, Jaydan, and Supreme Being, continued to perform strongly. Darren Styles, always at the forefront of the hardcore scene, has since managed to successfully straddle the hardcore and commercial dance markets, with strongly performing albums on All Around The World.
From its earliest days, the company has been involved in the representation of artists’ and record labels’ neighbouring rights, and has built up a vast catalogue of repertoire including pop, dance, jazz, blues, and reggae. In most cases we also have the right to grant synchronisation licences, which means there is a sizeable catalogue of music for which we can grant synchronisation licences on both the sound recording and publishing. We hope you enjoy browsing our online music database.
On the media side, we represent and have long-standing associations with some of the UK’s top media composers’ catalogues, including Paul Farrer, Julian Ronnie, David Lowe, Dave Hubbard, and Colin Winston-Fletcher, as well as administering publishing arms for television production companies such as 12 Yard Productions (until it was bought by ITV), Cicada Films, Oxford Film Co, and Bullseye TV (now part of Zodiak). We also have our own catalogue of MCPS library music and have acquired other library music catalogues in recent years, such as AVP and Big Noize.
Paul Rodriguez Music, now headed up by Paul’s daughter, Lucy Rodriguez-Laranjo, who worked alongside Paul for many years absorbing his knowledge and wisdom, will continue to build on the company’s past commercial and media successes, providing a strong administrative and advisory service to its clients whilst looking for synchronisation opportunities in a highly competitive market.
Since 2005 Phoenix Music International Ltd has been quietly and painstakingly building a catalogue of music that crosses genres, eras, geographical lines, scenes and cities. It began with Belfern and Deviant, and since has taken in Gut, Telstar, Jet Star, Resist, Collins Classics, Renaissance and Azuli. A proper in-house publishing company now exists, as does a team of nine music lovers of all tastes and flavours.
At the heart is a simple philosophy – we do the best we can for the artists, writers and labels that make up our catalogue. “The best” may mean tracking down digital royalties from an independent release in Mexico, it may mean syncing a track to a Hollywood blockbuster, or it may mean actually tracking down an artist to tell them we have royalties for them.
So as it says on our twitter, we acquire, we license, we sell, we publish, we sync and we pay. Simple really.
Established in 1991 Proof Songs Ltd is an independent music publishing company based in London.
We offer publishing, sub-publishing, and administration services to our 200 clients.
Our catalogue of 2000 works includes songs that have been recorded by artists such as Austin Leeds, Ananda Project, Babyshambles, Burgaboy, Cass & Slide, Dajae, Dejure, Desert, Felix Da Housecat, Jaimeson, Jan Johnston, Lange, Manga, Mark Picchiotti, Markus Schulz, Martin Accorsi, Mirabeau, Mr Virgo, MYNC Project, Pete Doherty, Pulser, Quake, Rob Tissera, Roll Deep, Smokin Jo, Street Life, Subzero, Superchumbo, Sway, The Fall, Tinchy Stryder, Wiley.
We provide our writer and publisher clients with a personal and dedicated boutique type service. We know our catalogue inside out so our clients can rest assured that their work won’t be neglected in the depths of a vast catalogue. They and their work receive the personal attention that they deserve.
We know where, when, and by whom our songs have been recorded, released, and performed thereby enabling us to track and collect the royalties they have earned worldwide.
We have developed our own bespoke copyright and royalty processing system so our clients benefit from fast, transparent, and accurate royalty collection and accounting.
In addition we endeavour to maximize exploitation opportunities by building on our relationships with film and TV producers, game developers, advertising agencies, and music supervisors.
As founding members of IMPEL we are one of only 18 major and independent publishers worldwide who are able to license their online rights on a pan-European basis to multi-territory licensees such as iTunes, Amazon, Beatport, and Spotify. This means more money for our clients more quickly.
RAK Publishing Limited is an independent music publishing company operating from the prestigious RAK Studios building in London's St Johns Wood.
RAK Publishing was founded in 1969 by the legendary record producer Mickie Most and his wife Chris and now represents over a hundred writers including the Ivor Novello Winner Errol Brown and Gold Badge recipients Steve Harley and Suzi Quatro.
RAK publishes an extensive and varied catalogue which spans almost forty years and includes some classic hits such as "You Sexy Thing" recorded by Hot Chocolate, "Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)" recorded by Steve Harley & The Cockney Rebel, "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" recorded by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and "Music" recorded by John Miles.
RAK has a network of sub publishers worldwide ranging from Major Publishers such as Sony/ATV, Warner Chappell and Kobalt to fellow independents such as Cafe Concerto, Melodie Der Welt and Clippers.
Aside from RAK's fantastic back catalogue RAK continues to sign exciting new up and coming composers and writers. RAK also administers the UK rights for several major overseas catalogues.
RAK is an enthusiastic and active company that prides itself on giving all its writers personal focus and attention. RAK handpicks successful and experienced sub-publishers all over the world and works hard on promoting and protecting copyrights in a constructive and positive way.
Redhead Music publishes new children's musicals written by Sheila Wilson every year, and proudly holds a catalogue of top-selling Christmas, Harvest, Easter, and All-Year musicals, plus music for assemblies, choirs, concerts and services.
Rondo Publishing was founded by teacher and viol player Jacqui Robertson-Wade in 2005. She and her husband, Michael Williamson, moved to Napton on the Hill in Warwickshire, and in 2011 Michael joined Rondo Publishing as general editor, with responsibility for sales and marketing. Formerly Head of Strings and Manager of County Performance Groups for Warwickshire County Music Service, Michael has plans to head up the modern string division of Rondo Publishing which was launched in 2013.
In the meantime Jacqui’s Viol Player Book 3, complete with play-along CD at both high or low pitches, has been published (£19.95); this is of great interest to intermediate viol players (treble, tenor and bass) and goes well with the latest Consorts for 5 Book 4, edited by Alison Crum, which was available at the end of 2013 (£20).
Right now we are preparing This Merry Pleasant Spring, the fourth collection of seasonal music in the Passamezzo series edited by Tamsin Lewis, and publication is imminent. This edition will come with separate sets of parts suitable for members of the string family (viols/violins & cellos) and for recorder players. Of course the score itself (£19.95) is ideal for vocal groups. The Passamezzo editions are a treasure trove of original, previously unpublished, material and is a must-have for all those who are interested in discovering music from the past. The others in the series are In Peascod Time (summer) and two for Christmas: To Shorten Winter’s Sadness and Old Christmas Returned.
One more exciting piece of news – which is to do with the modern string section of Rondo Publishing: Celli Jelli Book 3 by Patsy Gritton will be launched in May, and this will complete the series of 3 volumes of original, witty and very beautiful music for cello ensemble (4 or 5 cellos).
The Royal School of Church Music is an educational charity committed to promoting the study, practice and improvement of music in Christian worship.
It is an open, life-long learning organisation, offering face-to-face and distance education and training through its programmes, published resources, courses and activities.
The RSCM supports a world-wide membership of churches, schools and individuals, and is sustained by thousands of donors and volunteers worldwide.
Founded by Sir Sydney Nicholson in 1927, the RSCM’s original emphases were English and choral. Now, in a diverse international context, the RSCM’s work is far broader and more diverse, and we aim to make all our work ecumenical in purpose, nature and content.
Saxtet Publications (SXP) was established in 1990, and is a publishing company specialising in quality new sheet music for the saxophone. It was founded in Birmingham, England and is run by saxophonists for saxophonists.
Origins and Growth
Saxtet Publications evolved from Saxtet, a saxophone quartet established in 1985 at the Birmingham Conservatoire. Initially, all SXP's works were written for performance by Saxtet members but it now also publishes arrangements and original compositions by many other composers from all around the world. The catalogue currently contains over 100 works, several of which appear on the saxophone syllabuses of the UK's music examining boards.
Saxophonists respond enthusiastically to SXP titles and the wealth of supporting information (audio samples, programme notes and composer biographies) that appear on the website. With its news and event pages, the site has gradually become a hub of saxophonic communication, and recruiting for the National Saxophone Choir of Great Britain was launched through its pages.
SXP also takes active steps to promote excellence; projects include its pioneering Sax Scorchers studies album (a co-operative project involving SXP composers and on-line 'Sibelius' musicians, which now has six titles on music exam syllabuses), its 2004 sax quartet performance and composition competitions and its support of the National Sax Choir's 2005 composition competition.
- To create and expand the saxophone repertoire so that it reflects the instrument's unparalleled versatility.
- To make available enjoyable and challenging music for all saxophonic genres – solo, accompanied, duet, quartet, ensemble and orchestral.
- To publish saxophone music on the basis of its musical quality as well as commercial viability.
- To promote music that encourages technical and musical development and is also suitable for public performance at all levels.
- To be guided by saxophonists' requirements and opinions in the search for new music.
- To continue to provide opportunities for talented composers with a specialist knowledge of the saxophone, and to encourage other composers to write for the instrument.
- To promote accessibility by allowing customers to view and playback scores online before ordering music.
Scholastic’s mission is built on helping children learn to read and love to read. We believe that independent reading is a critical part of children’s learning and growth.
With support from teachers, parents and schools, children choose from Scholastic the books they want to read, and discover the pleasure and power of reading.
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Founded by Bernhard Schott in Mainz in 1770, the Schott Music group today ranks among the leading music and media publishers in the world with branches in major international markets in 10 countries. Since then, the company has added a wide range of products and services covering all aspects of music to the traditional music publishing business.
Schott’s own service and logistics centre, music distribution services GmbH (mds), distributes not only the products from the entire Schott programme but also the publications of more than 120 third-party publishers. About 130,000 titles (scores, books, recordings), stored in a modern high-bay warehouse that currently houses more than 13 million items, are shipped from Mainz worldwide every year.
Among the companies of the Schott group are not only traditional publishing houses such as Schott Music Panton, Ars Viva, Ernst Eulenburg & Co., Atlantis, Hohner, Fürstner, and Cranz, but also two internationally renowned record labels, Wergo and Intuition, distributing contemporary, jazz and world music on CD. The group also publishes seven specialist magazines, including Neue Zeitschrift für Musik founded by Robert Schumann. Schott supplies theatres and orchestras throughout the world with performance material of about 10,000 stage and concert works. The programme of Schott Music, comprising performance and teaching literature, urtext editions, concert and opera editions, study scores, complete editions such as those of Richard Wagner and Robert Schumann, books on music, and CDs, influences all areas of musical activities. The Digital Media department of Schott opens up new innovative digital product fields and distribution areas by offering music apps, e-books and e-scores.
A main focus of the publishing programme is the publication of works by contemporary 20th- and 21st-century composers. Internationally renowned composers such as Carl Orff, Igor Stravinsky, Michael Tippett, Paul Hindemith, György Ligeti, Krzysztof Penderecki, Hans Werner Henze and Aribert Reimann entrusted Schott with the publication of their works. Today as before, Schott Music seeks to support and promote young composers throughout the world as part of its cultural mandate, such as Jörg Widmann, Christian Jost, Thierry Pécou, Chaya Czernowin, Atsuhiko Gondai, Fazil Say, and Andrew Norman.
Schott Music is a modern family-owned company. Directors Dr Peter Hanser-Strecker (as shareholder) and Dr. Thomas Sertl are shaping the profile of Schott Music. They are supported by an international team of about 250 professionals working in the areas of editing, production and distribution, creating new music repertoire together with the composers, giving new impetus to musical life and satisfying customer demands from all over the world.
The sheet music that hangs on the walls of Shapiro Bernstein & Co.’s New York office tells a story, not only of one of the music industry’s most legendary companies, but also of American music itself. It is a story that extends back more than 100 years, to the wild and unruly atmosphere of Manhattan’s West 28th Street, better known as Tin Pan Alley, in an age where ragtime, vaudeville and technological innovations in mass printing combined to create the first generation of music entrepreneurs.
Teaming with his brother-in-law, Louis Bernstein, and the industry’s hottest songwriter at the time, Harry Von Tilzer, Maurice Shapiro formed Shapiro Bernstein & Von Tilzer in 1900, upon the heels of Von Tilzer’s first big hit, “My Old New Hampshire Home”. In Tin Pan Alley’s hothouse atmosphere of relentless competition and ever-changing alliances, the names on the office door changed frequently, with Shapiro, Bernstein and Von Tilzer giving way to Shapiro, Bernstein & Co. in 1902, Shapiro, Remick & Co. in 1904, which then passed entirely to Remick a year later. Maurice Shapiro returned to the business in 1906, forming Shapiro Music Publisher.
When Maurice Shapiro passed away in 1911, it was Louis Bernstein, then a successful Manhattan real estate investor, who stepped back into show business and took over the company. He changed the name once again, restoring it to Shapiro Bernstein & Company. Incorporated in 1913, it would become one of the most respected and enduring names in music publishing.
Building on the foundations of his brother-in-law’s success, Louis Bernstein soon established Shapiro Bernstein as a home for classic songs and legendary songwriters. With “Trail of the Lonesome Pine”, Shapiro had its first hit in 1913. “Beautiful Ohio” followed in 1918 and became the most successful song of that year, selling a still impressive five million copies. By that time, the company had eight printing presses across the country, feeding the Jazz Age’s growing appetite for popular music.
When print music and vaudeville were overtaken by technological innovations and changing tastes in the 1930’s, Shapiro adapted quickly, using the favorite bands of the Swing Era, the newly emerging jazz stars, and the Hollywood movie musicals to popularize songs that are now American classics. Benny Goodman launched “The Glory of Love”; cowboy star Gene Autry performed “You’re The Only Star (In My Blue Heaven)” in not one, but three of his films; and Tommy Dorsey launched “In the Blue of the Evening” sung by a young man named Frank Sinatra. And when Glenn Miller debuted “In The Mood” in 1940, it spent 12 weeks at Number One, becoming perhaps the best-known dance song in American history. It remains one of the most performed songs in the Shapiro catalog, covered by everyone from Bette Midler to Jive Bunny, and elected to the NARAS Hall of Fame.
In addition to building a rich and timeless song catalog, Louis Bernstein’s early stewardship of Shapiro Bernstein also established the company’s reputation as a music industry leader, and a champion of songs and songwriters. He was elected to ASCAP's first Board of Directors in 1914, and served on the Board for 48 years until his death in 1962. During his tenure, he served as Vice President/Vice Chair from 1924-1942 and then again from 1953-1961, and Treasurer from 1947-1953. During those formative years of the modern music industry, Shapiro Bernstein was a consistently outspoken advocate for the rights of the creative community, engaging as a plaintiff in several landmark cases still cited by specialists in copyright law. Shapiro Bernstein & Co. v. H.L. Green was one of music publishing’s first battles with piracy, establishing the principle of vicarious liability, while Shapiro Bernstein & Co. v. Jerry Vogel Music Co., Inc. sought to clarify what constitutes a joint work, a matter not fully resolved until Congress passed the 1978 Copyright Law, validating the position that Shapiro had taken 23 years earlier.
In a career that would extend all the way into the early 1960’s, Louis Bernstein led Shapiro through the rapidly changing terrain of the music business, always seeking out the best of songs and songwriters in each new era. At the close of the 1940’s, Shapiro ushered in the era of rock ‘n’ roll with the ground-breaking “Guitar Boogie” by Arthur Smith, and followed it with Fifties and Sixties pop standards like “Cry”, “Papa Loves Mambo”, and ”Harlem Nocturne”. When Louis’ son-in-law Dick Voltter took the reins of the company in 1962, he continued to expand the diversity of Shapiro’s catalog, securing rights to and eventually purchasing the Columbia Pictures catalog to acquire movie music classics like “The Guns of Navarone”, “The Bridge on the River Kwai”, and “Lawrence of Arabia”.
Seeing an opportunity in the emerging country music market, the grandson-in-law of Louis Bernstein, Leon Brettler, formed Painted Desert Music and opened a Nashville office in the early 1960’s. It was a move that paid off quickly and continues to pay, yielding hits like “Wolverton Mountain” and the all-time country classic, “Ring of Fire.” One of the music industry’s most colorful characters, Leon Brettler also carried on Shapiro’s tradition of industry activism, serving on the Board of ASCAP and the National Music Publishers Association/Harry Fox Agency for more than forty years, until his passing in 2001.
Shapiro Bernstein remains what it has always been, an independent music company with an entrepreneurial spirit, ready to adapt to whatever musical and technological changes the future brings. Our New York office has moved from West 28th Street in Tin Pan Alley to the center of Manhattan’s midtown business district, but it remains a home for classic songs and legendary songwriters of every era. Under the leadership of Michael Brettler, who became president in 2000, Shapiro is committed to finding the best of contemporary music from Shannon’s “Let The Music Play” to Black Eyed Peas' “I Gotta Feeling," David Guetta and Sia's "Titanium," Nico & Vinz' "Am I Wrong" and Corinne Bailey Rae's “Put Your Records On”. Exploring new and creative avenues for exposing that music to the public, and protecting and defending the rights of songwriters and copyright holders around the world, Shapiro Bernstein is not only a part of American music history, it is a company determined to play a continuing role in making history.
SJ Music was established in 1987 by Judith Rattenbury, a computing consultant and amateur cellist, and Sue Otty, a music teacher, to provide well-printed typeset parts for Sue's string player students. Using appropriate software, Judith published some duets by Gehot - and other string chamber music followed, for a variety of combinations, and with varying degrees of difficulty - suitable for professionals, amateurs and students. SJ Music was sold to Alison Atkinson (Judith's niece) and Stephen Lustig in 2015.
Most of our music is by 18th and 19th century composers who were often well known and successful in their lifetimes, but are now not so well known. Examples are Hummel, Bréval, Gehot, and Onslow. However, we also publish music by more modern composers such as Holst, Jacob, Shostakovich and Bunting.
Some music includes piano, and we have a few pieces that include the clarinet. The size of ensemble needed to play the music ranges from two to ten (with some studies and exercises for solo practice).
All our sheet music has been carefully typeset to provide a clear and pleasant playing experience, and is professionally printed on off-white paper to avoid glare.
We have a lot of music for the cello, and one of our bestsellers is the world famous Essay on the Craft of Cello Playing (two volumes – text and musical examples) by Christopher Bunting. We also publish studies and exercises, and several scores.
The difficulty of the music we publish varies from fairly challenging for the average amateur or student (especially 1st violin parts), to straightforward pieces suitable for beginners or intermediate standard players. Some of the solo pieces are on exam syllabuses – you can find them as a separate category on the web site.
Song Solutions is a music publisher and administrator specialising in Christian & Gospel music with over 25 years of experience in handling every aspect of copyright administration worldwide.
Sony/ATV Music Publishing is the world’s No. 1 music publishing company with a network of 37 offices in 29 cities and 22 countries across the globe.
Headquartered in New York, the company was set up in 1995 as a joint venture between Sony Corporation and Michael Jackson and now owns or administers more than 3 million copyrights, including those from such iconic music catalogs as Jobete/Motown, Famous Music, Leiber & Stoller and Mijac Music. It became a solely-owned Sony company in 2016.
Since 2012 Sony/ATV has administered EMI Music Publishing, further extending the reach of the songs, songwriters and artists it represents.
The company is a full-service music publisher with its interests including not only a world-class roster of songs and songwriters, but an industry-leading synchronization operation and production music businesses Extreme and EMI Production Music.
Spartan Press (est. 1989) publishes a comprehensive range of printed educational and classical sheet music and distributes a wide range of music published by other like-minded and successful small music publishers.
Founded in 1907, Stainer & Bell Ltd is a small, independent, family-run business that specialises in the publication of quality music and books. There was neither a Mr Stainer nor a Mr Bell. Tradition has it that the six original partners in the firm chose the name for its creditworthy ring. However, there is a direct and substantial link with the past in the present management team, which over four generations can trace its roots back through the company’s history to 1912.
Composers published in the early years included Charles Villiers Stanford, Percy Buck, Harold Darke, Thomas Dunhill, Gustav Holst and Ralph Vaughan Williams. In an important stage both of consolidation and opportunity, Stainer & Bell in 1917 was appointed publisher of the influential Carnegie Edition, which in due course brought VW’s A London Symphony, Holst’s The Hymn of Jesus, Rutland Boughton’s The Immortal Hour and Frank Bridge’s The Sea to a fledgling catalogue already featuring the Five Mystical Songs and the Fantasia on Christmas Carols.
Later, the publishing pedigree was further enhanced by the acquisition of Augener, famous for its practical editions of the classics, of Joseph Williams, one the oldest British publishing houses, founded in 1808, and of Galliard, bringing to the parent company a fine range of cello music.
Having been based in a number of locations in central and north London over the years, the company moved in 1991 to its present headquarters at Victoria House in Finchley Central. In 2007, its hundredth birthday was celebrated in great style with a party at the St Albans Organ Museum.
Well into the second decade of the twenty-first century, Stainer & Bell’s unique contribution to British music is affirmed by the surpassing quality and breadth of a catalogue that is a microcosm of the variety and vitality of musical life in these islands. Building on the pioneering work of Edmund Fellowes in The English Madrigal School and Byrd Edition, and later the outstanding scholarship of Thurston Dart, Philip Brett and others, Musica Britannica, the Purcell Society Edition and Purcell Society Edition Companion Series, and Early English Church Music continue to uphold all that is best in modern musicology.
Publishing of new composers, including rising names such as Samuel Bordoli, Edmund Jolliffe and Rhiannon Randle, continues alongside the renewal and updating of performing material for mainstream orchestral works by Bridge, Butterworth, Delius, Elgar, Holst, Ireland, Gordon Jacob and Vaughan Williams, with contemporary piano music by Morgan Hayes and art-song by Rhian Samuel and Geoffrey Bush.
Arguably no publisher has made a more distinguished contribution overall to the cultivation of choral music both in Britain and in the wider English-speaking community. While Choral Now, the innovative programme of online repertoire for voices, showcases some of the brightest young compositional talent, new editions of classical choral works by Howells and Stanford, attractive new scores by Ronald Corp, plus freshly revealed early choral pieces by Vaughan Williams, define a rich and inexhaustible seam of music-making.
The corpus of music for organ completes an unrivalled inventory of material for church and cathedral, while also reflecting the instrument’s great versatility of style. Sparkling character pieces by Malcolm Archer, Christopher Maxim and Nigel Ogden in the ‘light organ’ series are complemented by romantic repertoire from Stanford, Coleridge-Taylor, William Lloyd Webber and others, Caleb Simper’s practical voluntaries, and John Norris’s expert transcriptions of popular classics and anthologies for weddings and funerals.
With no less an emphasis on diversity, the Stainer & Bell catalogue offers important contributions to jazz education, and to contemporary hymnody, including many of the most influential hymnwriters acknowledged today, plus the unique software resource HymnQuest. There are acclaimed music tutors by Bradley & Tobin, Adam Carse, Peter Lawson, Neil Mackay and William Squire, and textbooks and material for schools by Stewart Macpherson, Lucie and Roddy Skeaping, Patric Standford and Jeffrey Whitton.
The fruit of many decades of dedicated publishing of British music, the Stainer & Bell back catalogue is an invaluable asset for scholars, students and performers, an historical archive of which the content is increasingly integrated within the online catalogue.
Still independent and family-run, and still specialising in the publication of books and music of the highest quality, Stainer & Bell remains a British publisher with an international outlook and reputation, and with an emphasis on the quality of experience that delivers a service second-to-none to every customer.
Starshine Music publishes musicals, nativities and songs to inspire and motivate children, ideal for schools, choirs, youth theatre groups and churches.
Studio Music Company was established in 1957, primarily as a publisher and distributor of Brass Band music.
Over the years we have invested in other areas of publishing, particularly Concert Band and Instrumental music. Our catalogues include works from many of the world’s top composers. Our Band and Instrumental catalogues also include several thousand popular copyrights, as a result of our close relations with several major publishers: Warner-Chappell, EMI & Music Sales, to mention just a few.
We now have an enviable reputation as, probably, the premiere source of printed Band and Orchestral music in the UK. This position has been supplemented with our representation, as distributors, of some of the world’s largest Band publishers including: – Hal Leonard Corporation USA; Warner Bros. USA; Canadian Brass Publications USA; Ludwig Corporation USA; Musicians Publications USA; Advance Music Germany.
Tairona songs ltd is an independent publisher of contemporary, electronic, beats & bass fusion music. we have a catalogue of unique works, are pro-active in copyright exploitation & synchronise our songs with a wide range of UK & international TV shows, adverts, films & computer games.
Based in Dunblane, Scotland, The Art of Music was founded by Alistair Warwick in 1992 in order to provide high-quality music and text typesetting. This soon extended to include practical and reflective skills training for musicians, especially those who work in worship and other music of the Church.
The Hardie Press was established in 1984 to promote the cause of Scottish music of various styles in print. The business was founded by Alastair and William (Bill) Hardie, two of the main contributors to the Scots fiddle revival and members of the distinguished Hardie family from the north-east of Scotland, whose forebears include accomplished violin makers and traditional fiddlers.
Major interests to date include traditional fiddle music, vocal music and baroque music. Our other major publishing interest is the music of Franz (Ferenc) Liszt 1811-1886, the Hungarian pianist and composer. Urtext editions of the Chamber Music(strings and piano), Music for Piano solo, Two Pianos, Trombone & Organ/Piano and Lieder for voice & piano, are undertaken in conjunction with The Liszt Society and under the editorship of Leslie Howard, the internationally renowned pianist and authority on the music of Liszt.
Founded in 1977, The Really Useful Group exists to bring the work of Andrew Lloyd Webber to the world. We manage his complete catalogue including theatrical and symphonic works, a requiem mass and countless rock and pop songs.
The Really Useful Group was also key in developing the casting by television format and has licensed numerous copyrights to be exploited in this way, introducing a new, younger, generation to musical theatre. The pioneering BBC show How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? won an International Emmy, a Royal Television Society Award and drew nearly 8 million UK viewers. The format is now global, with theatre stars discovered through TV casting in Germany, Holland, Belgium, Canada and China.
The William Alwyn Foundation was established by a Trust Deed in April 1990 at the instigation of the composer’s widow Mary Alwyn (née Doreen Carwithen), with the intention of perpetuating the performance, recording and broadcast of Alwyn’s work, thus furthering knowledge of the composer’s achievements.
Since the centenary of the composer’s birth in 2005 the Foundation has overseen a number of projects that include an important new series of recordings for the Naxos Label, many of which include world premiere recordings. Along with this are three literary works that include the first full length biography The Innumerable Dance – The Life and Work of William Alwyn By Adrian Wright (The Boydell Press 2008), a book about Alwyn’s film music – William Alwyn The Art of Film Music by Ian Johnson (The Boydell Press 2005), and a book of the composer’s writings – Composing in Words – Alwyn on his Art compiled and edited by Andrew Palmer (Toccata Press 2009) that includes amongst the contents the composer’s short autobiography entitled Winged Chariot, a diary – Ariel to Miranda written whilst composing his Third Symphony, essays on Czech music, Puccini, Elgar, Bax, and a lecture on film music etc. In addition to this the Foundation has sponsored a number of live performances across the United Kingdom.
In the autumn of 2009 the Foundation launched into a self-publishing programme in a new series of works by William Alwyn that have been hitherto unpublished. The series will focus in the main on instrumental, vocal and chamber music. Currently available are Cricketty Mill for piano solo, Three Winter Poems for string quartet, and an album of Selected Works for viola and piano. Composed by his second wife Doreen Carwithen there is an album of songs and a Sonatina for piano solo. Further titles are in preparation.
Recently the Foundation has instigated a new festival focusing (although not exclusively) on Alwyn’s musical legacy which will take place in the county of Suffolk where the composer resided for the last twenty-five years of his life. It is hoped that this will become an annual event. The Foundation has also begun to collaborate with the Britten Sinfonia in a composer commission scheme; this reflects Alwyn’s desire to help young deserving composers to obtain a foothold in the repertory through performances of their music.
Touch Tones Music, the publishing arm of the Tummy Touch Music Group, is at the forefront of a new generation of pro-active indie music publishers. We maximise our catalogue’s potential for profit through hard work, attention to detail and a passionate belief that our writers should be justly rewarded for their creative endeavours.
As standard we provide quarterly royalty accounting and ongoing administrative support to ensure that all royalties owed are duly collected and distributed, and that every income generating opportunity is fully exploited.
As a truly independent company with an international network of publishing partners, and a high ratio of employees per copyright, we can apply a laser like focus to maximising our writers' income streams on a global basis.
In a World constantly evolving, there are always new ways to profit from getting your music heard, appreciated and placed. At Touch Tones Music our commitment is to always be at the forefront of new developments in music.
International examinations board, with music publishing catalogue of graded examination repertoire and support materials, in addition to stand-alone graded materials.
The company has an international reach far more extensive than many much larger publishers. We boast worldwide repertoire, with composers from as far afield as Brazil and Japan, combined with direct royalty collection arrangements in more than 17 territories, and strong independent partners in the remaining active global territories.
United Music Publishing Ltd (UMP) publishes classical music by contemporary composers and handles the sale, hire and licensing of Havergal Brian's extensive catalogue of works.
The music publisher Universal Edition, which was founded in 1901 in Vienna as a publisher of classic instructional literature, developed rapidly within a few short years following its establishment into a future-oriented publishing house serving many of contemporary musical life's most creative talents.
Today, Universal Edition's catalogue encompasses over 30,000 items and is inseparably linked with the great composers and musical developments of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Universal Music Publishing is the world’s leading music publisher, with offices in 47 countries including the UK, US, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Italy, Spain, Australia, South Africa and throughout Asia.
We are proud to represent some of the world’s most talented and high profile songwriters: from those whose music has defined the sound of a generation through to the brightest emerging talent. Our songwriters include Adele, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Bastille, Beach Boys, Beastie Boys, Bernie Taupin, Billy Joel, The Clash, Coldplay, The Cure, Diane Warren, Elton John, Elvis Costello, Disclosure, Florence + the Machine, Haim, Imagine Dragons, Irving Berlin, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Marr, Joy Division, Mumford & Sons, New Order, Otis Redding, Paul Simon, Paul Weller, Sex Pistols, The xx and many more. UMPG administers over 1 million copyrights and holds the rights to numerous prestigious catalogues, from BMG Music and Rondor through to those of the world’s major film & TV companies such as Warner Bros, Pictures, BBC, Canal Plus, Tiger Aspect and Working Title.
Universal Music Publishing Classical represents work by world-renowned composers, both historic and contemporary, whilst Universal Publishing Production Music is the principal supplier of library music throughout the world.
The University of York Music Press - known as UYMP - was founded in 1995 by David Blake with Bill Colleran to publish and promote new and established composers with a range of aesthetic backgrounds. UYMP's catalogue represents this diversity with voices such as Luís Tinoco, Ed Hughes and Sadie Harrison, and the recent work of David Blake, Anthony Gilbert, Hilda Paredes, Jo Kondo and Robert Saxton. UYMP is also proud to publish the music of David Lumsdaine and Elisabeth Lutyens.
UYMP is pioneering a series of novel educational resources for teachers and students at the primary, secondary and tertiary level. On Track, its series for GCSE Music offering students 13 new ensemble works, is endorsed by Edexcel examining board. Pianthology comprises seven contemporary piano works which can serve as an excellent introduction to new music for the piano for university and conservatoire level students, or any dedicated player looking to broaden their range.
In a quest to find the perfect material for beginners who learn in a group environment, Thomas began writing material as soon as he started teaching. With input from highly experienced colleagues, over the course of ten years a wealth of material was produced, tried and tested in the classroom by ruthless and honest critics.
Word got around, and after receiving requests from other teachers for the material, Thomas saw an opportunity to create the book he wished he had had from the start. A book that would make life easier for teachers by providing the motivation in a simple and clear format. Why talk about bow-holds when you can play a piece that provides the right incentive from a purely musical vantage?
The popularity of book 1 led to demands for a book 2 and 3 that are now all included on the ABRSM Medals syllabus. A new string book 1.5 offers new material with duets for those who have completed book 1. There are now two Recorder books with two flute books in the pipeline.
Warner/Chappell Music is WMG's award-winning global music publishing company. The Warner/Chappell Music catalog includes standards such as "Happy Birthday To You", "Rhapsody in Blue", "Winter Wonderland", the songs of Cole Porter and George and Ira Gershwin, as well as the music of Eric Clapton, Green Day, Katy Perry, Led Zeppelin, Lil Wayne, Madonna, Nickelback, Paramore, Red Hot Chili Peppers, T.I. Timbaland, and others. Warner/Chappell Music is a leader in creating innovative strategies for marketing and promoting its songwriters and their music. The company's extensive catalog makes it a natural first stop for A&R executives and record producers, feature film and television production companies, and others looking to record or license some of the world's greatest music.
Warwick Music was formed in 1994 with a single piece. Since then it has grown into one of the world's leading music publishing companies specialising in wind and brass music. There are over 1,500 titles in the Warwick Music catalogue which cover all genres, styles and abilities and the company represents composers from across the globe.
Willow Songs is an independent full service music publishing company owned by industry veteran Kevin White. Kevin has been involved in the UK music business since 1983, at the Odyssey Group as Operations Manager, Warner/Chappell Music as Copyright Manager, Music Sales as Head of Copyright and, most recently, as partner and managing director of Multiplay Music undertaking music publishing, music production, artist, producer and writer management.
Willow Songs also offers music business consultancy services in the areas of Rights Clearances (masters & songs), Society Memberships (MCPS, PRS, PPL, VPL), Due Diligence, Record Company and Music Publishing Company Royalty Accounting.
Yorke Edition was founded in 1969 by Rodney Slatford OBE and has produced editions of over 100 works, all carefully prepared and researched to include a wealth of new material for students and children. All publications are printed in well-engraved editions for clarity and ease of reading.
We stock one of the largest selections of printed Sheet Music / Books in the region, including; Choral, Vocal, Piano, Organ, Handbell, Instrumental and Elementary. We also stock Recorders, Music Stands, Music Folders, Metronomes and much more. If you don't see what you're looking for, please contact us.
Superior research skills with over 80 years of combined experience in the music industry, we excel at searching out the impossible.
Leslie Music Supply provides fast, efficient service to churches, schools and musicians worldwide.
Since more than 130 years the music publishing house of Doblinger is one of the most important pillars of musical Austria. The venerable family-run business is now directed in the fifth generation by Peter Pany and is based in Vienna’s Dorotheergasse – still the first address for music.
After its foundation in 1876 by Bernhard Herzmansky the elder, the music publishers Doblinger have quickly established themselves as one of the most important and reliable partners in Austrian musical life. Great composers of the late 19th (Anton Bruckner, Gustav Mahler, Karl Goldmark) and of the early 20th centuries (Alexander Zemlinsky, Ferruccio Busoni, Ernst von Dohnányi, Franz Schmidt) as well as leading practitioners of operetta and of Wiener Lied (from Carl Michael Ziehrer to Franz Lehár and his Merry Widow as well as Oscar Straus and his Walzertraum or even Hermann Leopoldi) became the corner stones of the unprecedented representation and echo of Austrian musical activities.
After the incorporation of Austria into Hitler’s Germany in 1938 Bernhard Herzmansky the younger was incarcerated and was forbidden to set foot into his firm after three months in the Dachau concentration camp. Reinstated after 1945, he initiated Doblinger’s endeavor to become at least a publishing home for many authors prosecuted and driven out by the Nazi regime. Many of these composers were glad to return – e.g. Egon Wellesz; here we must also mention the posthumous success of the works of Erich Zeisl. Doblinger’s already traditional focus on the country’s contemporary music has been successively expanded during the past sixty years; thus, nearly all important Austrian composers of today have works published by Doblinger – starting with grandseigneurs Friedrich Cerha, Erich Urbanner and Iván Eröd.
In the field of Early Music the series Diletto Musicale, founded in 1958 and by now comprising more than 1500 works, has attained international fame; its wide spectrum reaches from Early Baroque music through a major emphasis on Franz Joseph Haydn to the works composed by the Strauss dynasty. The indispensable basis for all this was created by Doblinger with its new school music textbooks and, most importantly, its publications for instrument tuition – another important branch which is being consistently expanded and adapted to the most modern findings of pedagogy. Choral and Sacred Music complement the program as well as successful crossover works which convincingly bridge the gap between “art” and “entertainment”. Since the turn of the new millennium Doblinger has also entered partnerships with several of the most promising composers of the young and youngest generations – their stylistic gamut speaks for itself.
So it comes that the catalogue of today more than 20,000 titles contains an enormous spectrum of the music surrounding us: from the past to today.
People's Music Publishing House is the only national-level music publishing house in China, and is affiliated to China Publishing Group as the “national team” of Chinese music publishing. The publishing house has Huayue Publishing House and the People's Music Digital Publishing House as its subsidiaries as well as People's Music Publishing (Shanghai) Co., Ltd as sub-branch located in Shanghai.
Since its establishment 60 years ago, People's Music Publishing House has dedicated itself to the mission of "publishing records music, and music records history" with its spirit of loyalty, professionalism, creativity, and excellence. Its publishing philosophy is "Responsibility, Quality, Integrity, and Receptivity." Its goal is to create a modern music publishing company that is not only the leading publisher in China but also one that is highly competitive on the global stage. Its products cover sheet music and music books, music education and methods, music magazines, and digital publications. So far it has published over 10,000 titles and more than 800 kinds of digital products, with an annual sale of 100 million copies of music textbooks and over 1000 titles on sale per month in Mainland China. The publishing house also publishes four influential periodicals: Music Research, China Music Education, The Piano Artistry and The World of Singing.
Edition Kunzelmann’s current catalogue makes over 2’000 titles available, ranging from music of the Renaissance to that of today’s avant-garde. Its focus, however, is on Classical chamber music, in which field we are among the leading Swiss editions. Additionally, we offer a substantial quantity of educational materials, orchestral- and choral music. Alongside original works and arrangements for a variety of instruments, Edition Kunzelmann also publishes contemporary music by selected Swiss composers.
Edition Kunzelmann is the exclusive distributor within Switzerland of the following editions: Edition Peters (Frankfurt, London, New York), Editio Musica Budapest and musicPartner.
By reciprocal arrangement, Edition Peters distributes our catalogue in Europe and the USA.
Breitkopf & Härtel, founded in 1719, is the oldest music publishing company in the world. Already dealing with leading composers in the 18th century, Breitkopf continues this tradition today. "Breitkopf Pädagogik" stands for new music-pedagogical concepts. "Breitkopf Urtext" guarantees musicologically flawless editions for interpreters.
Accorder Music Publishing is one of the leading television and film music publishers in Europe. The company represents a raft of independent production companies as well as leading TV and film composers. The company is focussed on delivering a 360 degree service to its clients, far beyond the administration and collection functions. Accorder positions itself as a boutique publisher, with staff expertise in programme and film production, distribution, music supervision, consultancy and orchestration as well as extensive experience in music publishing at the highest level. The company has a complete international sub-publishing network and direct membership of the key collection societies. Accorder Music also has a 25,000 track production music library, Accorder Tracks.
The Plangent Visions Music catalogue contains many hit songs including, "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding" written by Nick Lowe and recorded by various artists including Elvis Costello, "Ghost Town" and "Too Much Too Young" by The Specials, "Over My Shoulder" by Mike and the Mechanics, "Our Lips Are Sealed" recorded by both the Go Go's and Fun Boy Three as well as the internationally acclaimed song "Nelson Mandela" recorded by The Special AKA.
Songs controlled by Plangent Visions Music have also been covered by major artistes including Johnny Cash, Amy Winehouse, Rod Stewart and The Eagles as well as been licenced for numerous synchronisations across TV, films and advertising.
Plangent Visions Music is represented by USM Songs / BMG on a worldwide basis.
New Songs Administration Ltd (NSA Ltd) is an independent music publishing company specializing in the exploitation and administration of musical works throughout the world.
NSA owns or administers works (A. Schroeder International) recorded by Rod Stewart, A$AP Rocky, Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard, Frank Sinatra, and many others.
NSA is also the co-publisher of the worldwide megahit "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars and the custodian of one of the UK’s national treasures, "The Laughing Policeman" by Charles Penrose.
NSA’s affiliates in the USA/Canada are Taking Care of Business Music (BMI) and NSA Inc California (ASCAP).